“The teachers are all very nice and help you. They are humans and try to build a connection with you if you make an effort, they are not just robots giving a lecture.” — Esther The Netherlands


Students like Beatriz of Brazil have come to Bemidji State University from 30 countries this year, giving the university its highest international enrollment in four years.


“We want you to know that the students trust you with our precious institutions. We believe you are a leader with a compass that points ‘true north’.” — Kayley Schoonmaker BSU Student Senate President


“The identity of Bemidji State stems from its sense of place. The waters of the lake and the expanse of forest in the region establish a context for the university.” — Dr. Marty J. Wolf Professor of Computer Science


“This is a moment when we join together from all across Minnesota to help Faith Hensrud, Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College celebrate the start of a new chapter in their history.” — Steven Rosenstone Chancellor


Dr. Faith C. Hensrud was officially invested into her office as the 11th president of Bemidji State University at an Oct. 14 ceremony on campus.

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2016 Young Alumni Award winner Dr. Abby (Stritesky) Meyer ’01 headlines this year’s group of four alumni award winners to be recognized at the Oct. 15 Honors Gala.


Jordan Hein and the 5-1 Beaver Football team takes on Minot State in the Oct. 15 Homecoming game, just one highlight in a full weekend of activities on campus.


When Dr. Faith Hensrud takes her oath of office on Oct. 14, she will join a legacy of leadership started in 1919 with BSU’s first president, Dr. Manfred Deputy.

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Instrumental scholarship winner Lynnea will be featured in BSU’s traditional Carl O. Thompson Memorial Concert on Oct. 16 to wrap up Homecoming weekend.